c. 1850 Second Empire – Upper Sandusky, OH

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Posted May 2019. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 5/3/19   -   Last OHD Update: 11/2/19   -   21 Comments

206 N 8th St, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

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  • $179,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3348 Sq Ft
  • 0.18 Ac.
OLD! HISTORIC one of the original Beery family homes being offered ( take a drive by the Wyandot County Historical Society to compare the uniqueness ) This is a move in ready PROJECT with an opportunity to add your style and call it your OWN HOME. Some of the notable owner updates: tuck and point brick, repaired plaster and drywall, new gas, electric, sewer and water lines, new porches, new roof, new furnace and central air, all the windows are old with storm windows, original lighting has been restored, the attic is walk up with new windows. This property offers a large corner lot with a detached 2 car garage. MAKE the time to see this home and get ready to start making plans to buy this one of a kind property that doesn't get SOLD often in this small community of Upper Sandusky.
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Monica Bess, Bess Blvd Real Estate Company
(419) 310-1016 / (855) 412-3919
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21 Comments on c. 1850 Second Empire – Upper Sandusky, OH

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  1. CandiCandi says: 53 comments
    Richwood, OH

    The light fixtures are gorgeous! Love that the owner had them restored vs. replacing them. Sounds like all the major things have been updated. How lucky will the new owner be to just come in and do all the fun finishing touches.

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  2. LisaNLisaN says: 88 comments
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    1845 Greek Revival
    Ithaca, NY

    Oh my! That stained glass above this doors! And the roof. Love this property.

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  3. natira121natira121 says: 487 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Sure is an awesome project! Someone PLEASE tell me the brackets/corbles etc are stored away somewhere. This grand lady has had her fancy hat replaced with a beanie!

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  4. JimHJimH says: 4748 comments
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    The Greek Revival door casings inside might confirm an 1850’s build date, though the roof and most of the exterior detail dates from the 1870’s. Some good work has been done (with ordinary kitchen and bath updates). Could be a fine family home with proper finishing – period-correct preferred.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 791 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      The house appears to have started out as an Italianate in the 1850’s but was likely “reimagined” as a Second Empire around 1870 or so. The light fixtures in the hall and parlor were probably installed at that time (in addition to the mansard roof). I love the staircase.

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      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 791 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        JimH makes a good point about the Greek Revival door casings. The simplicity of the staircase also suggests Greek Revival origins. The house may have been purely Greek Revival to begin with, or it may have been a transitional house with elements of Italianate styling, too. A former house of mine, built in 1857, had an Italianate exterior but original Greek Revival mantelpieces. This one surely has an interesting backstory!

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5243 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          Interesting language in the listing: “move-in ready PROJECT” house. Not a bad thing for this example because the house overall has a lot of period charm remaining. Like others, I see some early details like the simple staircase railing and balusters as well as the Greek Revival trim on some doorways that suggest an 1850’s origin. The cube form seen from the front suggests it began as a cube form Italianate which was a common type in the early years of the Italianate style. It makes sense that prosperity and style consciousness mandated an upgrade to the Second Empire style in the 1870’s. Some of the light fixtures and the marble mantel appear to date from this later era. The entry stained glass was probably from the 1880’s. A few still later changes are evident which indicate a long period of residency by one family. It’s also quite possible some of the original wood trim was painted from day one or alternately, faux grained to look like quality wood or marble. In summary, we have a house here with changes made over many years. With some TLC, it should be ready to serve as a home for many more years.

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  5. KarenZKarenZ says: 1123 comments
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    Beautiful house with incredible potential. Bonus: Cedar Point Amusement Park is in Sandusky!

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  6. FrankFrank says: 24 comments
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    The exterior pictures here don’t do the house justice. Have a look at the street view in Google. The lot the house is on is huge, and the whole area appears to be middle-class residential.

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  7. BethanyBethany says: 3194 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Too bad about the replacement windows but I’m nuts about this house. My favorite style.

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    • GardenStaterGardenStater says: 132 comments
      1865 Gothic Revival
      Charlotte, NC

      Not sure what you mean. The description says “all the windows are old with storm windows”

      • BethanyBethany says: 3194 comments
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        1983 White elephant
        Escondido, CA

        Ok, my bad, I didn’t read the listing thoroughly; however, I looked closely at the photos before making my comment and they do not look old. Maybe the storms are new over old windows. I bet that’s what is meant. Anyways, the look would be improved in my opinion with black sashes, not white.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 5324 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Looks like a mixed bag to me Bethany. “attic is walk up with new windows”

          Units at the back look placstic as well.

          A minor inconvenience in restoring this rad pad.

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  8. GardenStaterGardenStater says: 132 comments
    1865 Gothic Revival
    Charlotte, NC

    Lots of potential here to turn this into a real showcase.

  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 5324 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    A matching pair of 6 arm, Mitchell Vance / Longwy, Aesthetic Movement, gasoliers = WOW!

    +++++++++ = great house!

    Amazing.

    Want.

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  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 5324 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Another Beery family house of the exact same period, (1852), looks almost like a doppelganger, and is now the County history museum. Unfortunately someone went insane with a paint sprayer on that one:

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4f/99/77/4f99775e54f707516a841799d14f6b1d.jpg

    Here’s an old grainy shot of the above:

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR7lrNgsS7Pyv7SMtzAKCUkPX_8DDyzYaWT7vC6fD1tvH9UUnIj

    If they both actually started out life with those mansard roofs at these early dates, (provided dates are correct), they would indeed be real rarities, but not unprecedented.

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  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 5324 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I’m kind of dying for someone with smart intentions and a bit of money, to be the lucky new owner / custodian here. Hope you’re reading this when it’s yours and you are googling the place. Please know that you are LUCKY; and have an amazing opportunity before you to do right by this house. Please also know that you are LUCKY to have those three fixtures in situ; in addition to EVERYTHING else shown, (hopefully). Someone better have eyes peeled on this property while it’s empty and for sale!

    You will find a welcoming, engaging, helpful community of enthusiasts here who will be excited to share our knowledge and info about your house, (generally); and how to proceed if a soft handed, authentic restoration / update is in your plans.

    Congrats! Please say hello. 🙂

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  12. sae43351sae43351 says: 18 comments
    1875 Converted Italianate
    Upper Sandusky, OH

    This house is one block from my home. It started out as a small house, the Second Empire part was added in the early 1850s. It has a twin a block East of my house, now the county museum. The owner of this house is my heating and air conditioning contractor. He and his wife have been working on the house for over 20 years (just like me, lol). It is a nice house, just needs finishing, most of the expensive exterior work is already completed.

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  13. StacyStacy says: 251 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen
    TX

    Great house for sure!

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